Young designer Russell Sage called his show, "So Sue Me." His inspiration was the logo mania of the moment, and he took some famous fashion referenceslike the Burberry trenchand reconfigured them for the avant-garde. The Burberry check was worn as a vest with a cobalt blue, sequined, puffed-sleeve top underneath; Tommy Hilfiger's rock 'n' roll collection of last season was satirized in a rough hessian corset that read TOMMY ROCKS in red beads across the front.
Among the craziness there were some good ideaslike the faded blue mac with frayed hem and a lining that resembled gold leaf, the amazing take on Elizabethan sleeves and the way that chiffon was used as an outer layer over solids rather than as an inner layer. There was even an old Union Jack flag that had been burnt, appliquéd with gold paillettes and turned into an outrageous skirt. It's recycling for the chic setvery street, very UK.